Matt Cassel was right about the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs


On Tuesday, current Buffalo Bills and former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel made headlines. Cassel told WGR-930 AM in Buffalo that the Bills are more talented than the 2010 Chiefs, a team that surprised many by winning the AFC West with a 10-6 record.

In Chiefs Kingdom, there has been in a mild uproar since then. On Twitter, former Kansas City defensive lineman Shaun Smith took to Twitter, calling out Cassel before deleting the following (h/t Arrowhead Pride):

The Chiefs official Twitter account also got feisty, and hilarious, sending out this response.

The funny thing is, Cassel was right. The 2015 Bills would likely destroy the 2010 Chiefs. Look, everybody enjoyed that year in Kansas City. Cassel threw 27 touchdowns against seven interceptions, Jamaal Charles averaged 6.4 yards per carry, and Dwayne Bowe led the league with 15 touchdown catches.

Outside of that, the team was pretty average. Brandon Flowers, Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali were terrific, and Eric Berry was becoming a beast, but who else stands out? Branden Albert had a tough year in 2010, and Brian Waters was aging.

The rest of the crew was motley, with starters such as Tony Moeaki, Verran Tucker, Chris Chambers, Jon McGraw, Kendrick Lewis, Javier Arenas, and Mike Vrabel. Also, it is hard to argue that Todd Haley is a better coach than Rex Ryan. Ryan isn’t great, but he has been to the AFC Championship game twice.

Buffalo has a terrific roster, but won’t do much because it has the same flaw the 2010 Chiefs did: Matt Cassel. Outside of Cassel, the talent is ample for the Bills in stars like Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, Jerry Hughes, LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins and Charles Clay.

Cassel evokes anger in Kansas City, but people need to chill. He was right.